So-called “superfoods” have risen in popularity over the past decade or so, with consumers always on the lookout to get more bang for their buck in terms of ultra-healthy foods. Generally speaking, for something to qualify as a superfood, it must be dense with nutrients and provide you with a host of health benefits—one of the most popular superfoods that you’ve almost certainly heard of is kale, which quickly became the go-to for health nuts everywhere. However, other foods have also attained this title, including blueberries, salmon, and the acai craze of six or seven years ago.
Moringa is being hailed as the latest superfood—let’s take a moment to explore what it is, why it’s good for you, and how to get more of it into your diet.
What is Moringa?
The latest contender for superfood status is the leaf of the moringa tree, a South Asian species that’s since spread to the tropics. While this food may be new to many in the western world, Ayurvedic medicine has given it high regard for centuries and its uses in traditional medicine are found throughout history everywhere it grows.